Shoulda went to the Senior Bowl-
Who cares if he fired his agent tho- talk about a lot of hoopla for nothing
After four years of Sanchez and his miserable performances and "I need to play better" responses in post-games, I can't believe ANYBODY is criticizing Smith.
He's a second round draft pick incensed at a perceived slight. He's confident, borderline arrogant, and feels he was picked lower than he should have been.
If he gets prickly when criticized then good. It's a massive breath of fresh air after 4 years of No Worries Brah Sanchez.
Sanchez was NEVER cut out for this market. He was never cut out to lead this team. He was only ever not going to lose this team games. In four years he had one performance (against the Pats in the playoffs) where I ever thought he'd be more than what he was.
Objectively: Never had a 60% completion rate. This is bare minimum land. There's backups (Kyle Orton, hell, Garrard) who would've done more with this team over the same period of time Sanchez was here.
Subjectively: West Coast kid starts for a year in high school, a year in college, leaves college a year early after playing teams that compared about as favorably as the current Jets roster compares to the Niners roster last year and was doomed from day 1.
I hate Pete Carroll. I find him annoying and pretentious, but there's no denying that the guy was 100000% right about Sanchez. Sanchez was not ready to be "the man." And when you are the starting QB of a team in the largest media market on Earth you either have it or you don't.
And he didn't.
"If an agent can't get that right why in the HELL would you trust that agent with contract negotiations, PR, etc. I would have fired her Friday night"
Hhhmmmm, need to see pic before I decide if she should have been fired
Just wait till Francesa gets hold of this...
"Dis is how you show your loyalty to your agent... Bada Bing?"
Can't have a glazed Sanchez reaction to disappointment but tantrums aren't much better.
He'll take the Robinson Cano & Skylar Diggins route.
ROC NATION SPORTS.
Why are we assuming this to be the case at all?? Since when did everyone start believing that lying scum Mehta again? Come on people pull it together.
It is like folks are looking for any bull**** reason to dump on the kid. This is America and the NFL is a BUSINESS last time I checked and he can hire or fire who ever the hell he wants to represent him. I could care less who reps him; he is slotted in certain salary regardless so why are so many people up in arms???
Teams cut players all the time, so a player fires an agent and everyone gets their panties in a bunch... pathetic.
Couple of things, giving the kid the benefit of the doubt:
1) He might generally be disappointed with the advice he was given and how he was protected in the process -> its possible he was advised not to go to the Senior Bowl, for example. Likewise, I kept wondering why they left him in front of the cameras so long on the first night when they could have retired him from view as others have in previous years. Why the heck did they let him tweet at all in the run up? (He may have been advised otherwise or not at all for all we know)
2) He might believe that another set of agents will position him better with potential endorsement clients, particularly given #1.
3) He's probably shocked at how his image has been dragged through the mud in recent days/weeks and might believe a change of staff can be helpful (assuming his agent will also bring on a new mgr to handle his press).
Point is that we dont know - assuming he did this because he is a jerk is ironic, because he may just be frustrated that his prior representation let his image get this stained.
An agents job is to protect a client and inflate their value. His agent seemed to have done neither. Smart move on his part looking elsewhere. We would all do the same thing if we thought an employee failed us during one of the biggest moments of our professional career.
I remember McGahee getting injured his last game before the draft and Drew talked the bills into taking a chance or at it least it seemed so.
Those agents are there to work not just collect a percentage. Generally the consensus #1 QB does not drop to the 9th pick of the second round. His agent ****ed up. Whether they told him the wrong things or did not do the right things they dropped the ball.
Just hope he doesn't hire those revis c*** S*****s.
Last edited by AmericanMadman; 04-30-2013 at 06:44 PM.
He's gonna sign with Roc Nation Sports. It's a given.
Throwing a fit and firing his agent is pretty much the most power he has. He's just going to have to suck it up and spend the next 3-4 years getting paid like a second rounder.
well, if he's as good at his position as Revis is a CB, then I have no problem paying him top dollar.